Investments

Using disciplined, fundamentals-based thinking, we build customized investment portfolios to help individuals and institutions meet their goals.

Our approach dynamically allocates across a wide range of asset classes including equity, fixed income, and alternative assets to maximize opportunities. We use individual securities, mutual funds, or a combination of both to fine-tune each client's portfolio to allow for individualized exposure to certain asset classes or holdings based on their unique situation. We offer unbiased, independent fee-based advice as well as a comprehensive brokerage solution.

 

Equities

We invest in large, mid, and small cap domestic equities as well as international and emerging markets. Large cap equity investments often participate in MB’s individually managed stock portfolios which focus on companies that have attractive efficiency and valuation measures. Mid and small cap domestic equities, as well as international and emerging market equities, are dynamically managed through high-quality institutional-class mutual funds.

Fixed Income

Total return and consistency across the interest rate cycle are essential to our fixed income management. Core fixed income investments are often individually managed bond portfolios that emphasize higher coupons and lower durations when compared to the broad market. Supplementing core fixed income are investments in institutional-class bond mutual funds
for high yield, Treasury Inflated Protected Securities (TIPS), foreign and emerging market debt.

Alternatives

To supplement investments in equities and fixed income, we include alternative investmentsfootnote such as commodities, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and absolute return strategies. Alternative assets traditionally move independently of stocks and bonds, thus enhancing the risk-adjusted returns of our investment strategies over intermediate and long-term investment horizons. Our alternative strategies are dynamically managed through institutional-class mutual funds.

Brokerage

Investors that are interested in a self-directed or transaction based brokerage account are served by MB Financial Investments.footnote Registered representatives may be found in many of our branches and can help with investments in 529 plans, annuities, wrap fee mutual fund accounts and more.

1 Certain alternative asset classes may carry with them increased levels of volatility, resulting in higher return potential but also higher loss potential. MB Financial Bank does not invest directly in any individual commodities, physical real estate, hedge funds, or private equity. All alternative asset class investing is accomplished using diversified 1940 Act mutual funds. Back to top

2 MB Financial Investments is a Cetera Financial Services program at MB Financial Bank, N.A.  Cetera is not affiliated with MB Financial Bank or its related companies. Securities and insurance products are offered through Cetera Investment Services LLC,  member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Cetera Investment Advisers LLC. Neither firm is affiliated with the financial institution where investment services are offered. Investments are: *Not FDIC/NCUSIF insured  *May lose value  *Not financial institution guaranteed  *Not a deposit  *Not insured by any federal government agency. Back to top